17 days in Spain, London & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in Spain, London & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in Spain, London & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For shopping fun, head to CaixaForum or Vom FASS Barcelona. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia, and see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online itinerary planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
CaixaForum ©
CaixaForum
Vom FASS Barcelona ©
Vom FASS Barcelona

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and El Brabantino. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, look for gifts at Bronze & Mora, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid attractions planning app .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
El Rastro ©
El Rastro

1
night
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at La Tienda de Trinidad, do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally stop by ArtesamArt.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ronda visit planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Ronda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: highs in Ronda hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Shopping Nature Parks
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ArtesamArt ©
ArtesamArt
La Tienda de Trinidad ©
La Tienda de Trinidad
Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto ©
Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Tarico, stop by Sangrespanola, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then stop by UENO, then stop by Productos de la Sierra, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then look for gifts at Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, and finally look for gifts at Coco Sevilla.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seville holiday website .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Seville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Sangrespanola ©
Sangrespanola
UENO ©
UENO

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and Old Spitalfields Market. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market, look for gifts at James Smith & Sons, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London itinerary planner.

Fly from Seville to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in January, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Harrods ©
Harrods
Camden Market ©
Camden Market

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Albert Cuyp Market or Leidseplein. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, look for gifts at De Kaaskamer, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and stroll through Vondelpark.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel route planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein

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